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Glow worm – crochet how to

I wish I was a glow worm, a glow worm’s never glum. ‘Cos how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?

I painted his bum with glow in the dark paint, but glow in the dark wool would be better.

Magic ring/2sc and round 1 in first sc

1 – 6sc (6 stitches)

2 – (1 inc, 1sc) x3 (9 stitches)

3 – (1 inc, 2sc) x3 (12 stitches)

4 – (1 inc, 3sc) x3 (15 stitches)

5 – change colour 15sc

Alternate colours if you’re creating stripes, repeat round 5, 4 more times (rounds 6-9)

change to head colour

10-14 – sc around (15sc)

Add eyes around 3/4 rows from top, 2-3 stitches apart, add mouth as/if desired.

15 – (1 dec, 1sc) rep around (10 stitches)

Stuff your glow worm

To finish head! You might need to add a couple of sc to make his/her antenna look right, have a play around – every bug is different! Squish your bugs head to make it flat, lining up the front and back. Insert your hook through the front and back, yo and slip stitch to close.

Antenna 1 – ch7, HDC in second ch from hook, slip stitch down chain

Slip stitch front to back until you reach the other side of the head, ch6, HDC in second ch from hook, slip stitch back down antenna and fasten off.

If you’re painting your glow worm, use a needle to hold him/her upside down to paint it’s bum, I found my wool cake worked perfectly for this.

Oh Christmas Tree…

So.. I wanted a little tree for my desk at work. After a bit of searching, I found the pattern for Penny the Pine Tree.

I added some ‘tinsel’ – sparkly yarn (crochet chain) and some ‘baubles’ – needle deleted balls (if you’ve been reading – that’s what they were for!)

I’m quite happy with how it turned out, I’m sure it’ll make my desk look Christmassy!

Crochet 101 – Cup Holder

Cup holder

Note: This pattern is written in US terms, for UK terms, crochet a dc wherever an sc is mentioned.


  • ch11

  1. sc in second ch from hook
  2. sc to end (10sc)
  3. *1ch turn, 10 sc in backloops of previous row
  4. Repeat from * 34 times
  5. Join with slip stitches to at end of rows

Fasten off!

Find coffee, use to stop hand from burning 🙂

Adjust pattern by reducing or increasing rows for a smaller or larger cup.